As a single woman, it is difficult to plan a trip to Europe and not feel like a "third wheel". I do not like tours, so because of my love for cooking, I thought I would give this a try. I took the 1-week class. I had the best vacation ever. Bill and Patty make everyone feel welcome. The diversity of the group makes for interesting company. Was it just this group or does it always happen? I think, by reading the reviews of others, this is the norm. Learn great cooking skills. Enjoyed great meals with interesting people. And the setting... Well it is like out of a movie. Beautiful Tuscany. I can't wait to go back. Treat yourself to a week of Tuscan Women Cook. You won't regret it, and will never forget it.
a traveler United States
We attended the week-long program in June of 2014. (The site only has drop down dates back a year) Being independent travelers, we were apprehensive about a week in close proximity with a group of people we didn't know. We were so apprehensive that we took two years to actually book. We were so glad we did! Yes, it is pricey, but worth it. Save your pennies and experience this beautiful location with locals. In addition to cooking with local women the excursions are fun, wine tastings, cheese tasting and touring other villages all compliment the cooking and eating aspects of the program. Since it is a group, it would even be appropriate for a single traveler. We had a woman traveling alone and Bill was sure to make sure she was comfortable and having a good time. Bill takes the time to "study" the participants prior to arrival and on the first night at the welcome reception, you immediately feel like you matter. These personal touches made the week fabulous.
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